January 30, 2012

Jackson Cards a 575 to Lead All Bulldog Shooters in NCAA Open Match

Charleston, S.C. – Robert Jackson's stellar season continued  on Saturday as the freshman fired a 575, just one point behind his personal and season best, in an NCAA match at the Inouye Marksmanship Center.  The competition included No. 6 Ole Miss, No. 14 Air Force and conference foe and 19th ranked N.C. State.

An "open match" is different from the regular SEARC competition as the teams shoot and the scores are sent to the NCAA for qualifying averages.  Saturday, the University of Mississippi took the team crown firing a score of 4,640. Air Force captured second place (4,610), followed by N.C. State (4,596) and The Citadel (men) (4,456).  On Sunday, Air Force (4,628) nabbed first place by just one point over Ole Miss (4,627), while The Citadel (women) finished in third with a 4,258.

The Roswell, Ga., native has led the Bulldogs in five of the nine matches this season, while junior captain Julia McCullohs (566) and freshman teammate William Wutzer (560) continued to come in right behind Jackson, finishing in the second and third spots, respectively.

Competition

Leader

Score

Class

SEARC 1

William Wutzer

562

Freshman

SEARC 2/ The Citadel Invitational

Julia McCullohs

569

Junior

UAB

Robert Jackson

568

Freshman

SEARC 3

William Wutzer

561

Freshman

SEARC 4

Robert Jackson

570

Freshman

Ole Miss

Robert Jackson

571

Freshman

University of Alaska-Fairbanks

Robert Jackson

576

Freshman

SEARC 5

Julia McCullohs

568

Junior

USAFA/NC State/Ole Miss

Robert Jackson

575

Freshman

 

Also competing for The Citadel in air rifle competition was Nathaniel Moy (557), Richard Hunton III (556), Ashten Byrne (554), Kristofer Small (554), Julie O'Meara (549), Terri Craig (549), Margaret LaRiviere (535) and Teddi Haliscak (531).

In small bore action, eight of the 11 Bulldog shooters recorded season-best marks as Wutzer led all Cadet shooters with a score of 562. Finishing behind Wutzer with record marks were Moy (561), Jackson (549), Hunton III (536), McCullohs (530), Byrne (515), LaRiviere (507) and Haliscak (456).  

The Bulldog rifle team will continue action as they host their fourth of six consecutive matches this Saturday at the Inouye Marksmanship Center against VMI, Nevada and Alabama-Birmingham.  

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